I've just discovered RTA, it's great!
My friends and I have just booked our USA adventure, for the first 2 weeks of May, yay!
After a stay in San Francisco, we'll be travelling to Yosemite (staying 1 night at El Portal). From here, we need to reach Furnace Creek, death valley. I checked distances online, and it would be roughly 8 hours passing through Fresno - but this would mean missing Yosemite completely! What can you suggest we drive instead, in order to enjoy the Park? I would have liked to see Mariposa grove, but it might be way out of the way. An alternative might be passing through Mammoth Lakes, driving the CA-120 - but I am not sure this will be open already? - and then the US 395. Is this total nonsense, or is it feasible? We've got a day to drive from Yosemite to death valley. Any advice is welcome!